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Pediatric Heart Patient Stories

Once diagnosed, children and their families have an entire team at their side to provide family-centered care and advanced treatment options. Meet some heart patients who have received care at the Children's Sibley Heart Center. Their stories reflect our commitment to patient care and family support.

PatientStories
  • Meet Audrey

    Audrey was born with long QT syndrome, a disorder of the electrical system of the heart. With proper medical management of her disease and a pacemaker Audrey has a good prognosis.

  • Meet Greer

    Greer was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), a mircoscopic electrical abnormality in her heart caused her heart to beat rapidly when she exercised. Doctors used cryoblation to target the precise abnormality in the heart and destroyed it with subzero freezing.

  • Meet Harris

    The Dalton St. Patrick's Two-Miler is short by road race standards but for some it was just the last 2 miles of an epic journey.

  • Meet Phillip Phillip went home only days after undergoing the new Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve procedure.

  • Meet Ritesh Every second is cherished because Ritesh is living with a rare, life-threatening disease that affects his heart and lungs.

  • Meet Rylen

    Rylen was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged and cannot pump blood efficiently. He needed a new heart.

  • Meet Yasir

    When he was five months old, Yasir was admitted to Children’s suffering from severe heart failure. Yasir needed a new heart, but his doctors worried that he might not be strong enough the wait for a donor heart to become available. In order to buy him a little more time, he was given a Berlin Heart as a bridge for his heart before transplant.